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Ossa Lounge Episode 12: Drew Ackerman, Creator & Host of the Sleep With Me Podcast

This week’s guest on The Ossa Lounge podcast is Drew Ackerman, creator and host of the Sleep With Me podcast. Our hosts also pull from Pod Decks to discuss the question of the week: Our PodDecks question of the day: What is an example of a moment when you thought, “This can’t be happening…”? Listen here:


Stopping by the Lounge: Drew Ackerman, Creator & Host of the Sleep With Me Podcast

We have a chat with Drew Ackerman, creator and host of the Sleep With Me podcast. Sleep With Me is a one-of-a-kind bedtime story podcast that has been featured in major media outlets like The New York Times, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Mental Floss, and Dr. Oz.

Born out of Drew’s childhood insomnia, Drew created Sleep With Me in 2013. He drew inspiration for his show from late-night comedy radio, which was the only thing that had ever helped him fall asleep. Sleep With Me “combines the pain of insomnia with the relief of laughing” and turns it into a unique storytelling podcast.

The stories on Drew’s podcast cover a variety of different topics, but he finds plenty of inspiration from his childhood (as the oldest of six children) to his colorful array of past jobs (which include a fuzzy dice and iron-on patch salesperson, fruit fly monitor for the State of California, and librarian for one of the largest jails in the country).

Through Sleep With Me, Drew has dedicated himself to help those who feel alone in the deep dark night and just need someone to tell them a bedtime story.

For more from Drew Ackerman:
Website // Twitter // Instagram

Listen to Sleep With Me:
Spotify // Apple Podcasts

This week’s podcast news headlines:

  • Spotify signs Michelle Obama for new exclusive podcast deal
  • Spotify announces new feature: Top & Trending Podcast charts
  • Apple announces new daily news podcast, Apple News Today
  • Study finds shift in listening habits during COVID-19 era

[Read more podcast industry news here]

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The Ossa Lounge podcast is hosted by:

  • Marla Isackson, CEO/Founder, Ossa
  • Lori Lefcourt, Queen of Brands, Ossa
  • Meredith Reed, Editor-in-Chief, Ossa

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